Trendsetters: 13 Gutsy Telugu Heroes & Their Inter-Caste Marriages

Trendsetters: 13 Gutsy Telugu Heroes & Their Inter-Caste Marriages

6 Mar 18 @ 12:49 PM | By Vamsee Ajjampudi

Choosing a life-partner is a difficult task as most plan to spend their lives with the special one. But, due to the orthodox nature of the Indian society, many dare not to marry outside their caste for the inter-caste marriages are forbidden. However, some of them were so deeply in love that they decided to defy the outdated customs by marrying outside their caste making a page of theirs as a part of successful Tollywood celebrity love stories. Some of those gutsy Tollywood love birds have tried looking beyond their own caste. Listed below are the inter-caste marriages in Tollywood.

  1. Naga Chaitanya - Samantha

    The much sought after couple in the Telugu industry is Naga Chaitanya and Samantha. After shooting to fame with their first movie, Ye Maaya Chesave, the reel couple turned out to be real life couples after acting together in 3 movies. It was a destination wedding in Goa and the wedding was attended by only friends and family. 

    Samantha and Chay during their engagement
    Samantha and Chay during their engagement
    Naga Chaitanya Samantha
  2. Power Star Pawan Kalyan

    Among all the Tollywood love marriages, Pawan Kalyan's is the most exciting one. In an interview, Pawan Kalyan repeatedly said that the caste system is hindering our society's progress and that the one must change the society by bringing in the change. That is one of the reasons why his wives are outside his caste. Renu Desai & Anna Lezhneva don't belong to his caste at all. Not much is known about his first wife, Nandini. In fact, his present wife, Anna, doesn't belong to any caste for she is from Russia.

    Power Star Pawan Kalyan
    Power Star Pawan Kalyan
  3. Mahesh Babu - Namratha Shirodkar

    Mahesh & Namratha were co-stars in Vamsi. From the reel to real life couples, this pair has always been an ideal one to always look upto. They became friends during the film's shooting and fell in love at a later of point. After a lot of ado about nothing, they got married in 2005. They were blessed with a son, Gowtham, in 2006. They bore a daughter, Sitara, in 2012.

    Mahesh Babu - Namratha Shirodkar
    Mahesh Babu - Namratha Shirodkar
  4. Allu Arjun - Sneha Reddy

    If you pick up a debate on love marriages vs arranged marriages, then this paid might have a tough time taking sides. Allu Arjun married his family friend's daughter Sneha Reddy. In an interview, Allu Arjun insisted that it wasn't a love marriage as it was a marriage arranged by his parents. Apparently, his parents thought Sneha would be a nice wife and told Allu Arjun about it and he consented. The couple are blessed with a son, Ayaan and a daughter Allu Arha.

    Allu Arjun - Sneha Reddy
    Allu Arjun - Sneha Reddy
  5. Ram Charan Tej - Upasana

    Ram Charan, son of Chiranjeevi, fell in love with his childhood best friend Upasana Reddy, daughter of Apollo Hospitals Chairman Prathap Reddy. As they grew up, Ram Charan confessed his feeeling about his beautiful friend to Chiranjeevi. Their respective parents agreed & Ram Charan got married with grandeur to his childhood sweetheart. 

    Ram Charan Tej - Upasana
    Ram Charan Tej - Upasana
  6. Nani - Anjana

    Considered as one of the cutest couples in Tollywood, Nani & Anjana tied the knot after dating for few years. They met when Nani was an assistant director and became friends. After deciding to get married, they got the consent of their respective parents and became a couple. Nani has described his marriage as blissful experience.

    Nani - Anjana
    Nani - Anjana
    Nani
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  8. Manchu Vishnu - Virainica Reddy

    While shooting for Dhee, Virainica Reddy, costume designer of that film, fell in love with Vishnu. The feelings were mutual and they decided to get married. However, Vishnu's father, Mohan Babu, was averse to their marriage. Upon the advice of Dasari Narayana Rao, Mohan Babu consented to their marriage. Soon after their inter-caste marriage, they were blessed with twins, Ariaana & Viviana.

    Manchu Vishnu - Virainica Reddy
    Manchu Vishnu - Virainica Reddy
    Manchu Vishnu
  9. Manoj Manchu - Pranathi Reddy

    Manoj got to know Pranitha after getting introduced to her by his sister-in-law, Verainica Reddy. He fell in love with her soon. After getting the consent of both their respective parents, they tied the knot in 2015. Both of them have are seen at various public occasions.

    Manoj Manchu - Pranathi Reddy
    Manoj Manchu - Pranathi Reddy
    Manchu Manoj
  10. Siva Balaji - Madhumitha

    In 2005, Siva Balaji & Madhumitha fell in love while they were acting in Englishkaran. After that film, they tied the knot in 2009. One year later, they were blessed with a son, Dhavin, in 2010. Four years later, they bore another son, Gagan.

    Siva Balaji
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  12. Sumanth - Keerthi Reddy

    Sumanth married Keerthi Reddy in 2004. Soon after the marriage, they were spotted going out. Things went south due to various unknown reasons and they decided to divorce each other. Their divorce materialized in 2006. Keerthi Reddy later remarried.

    Sumanth - Keerthi Reddy
    Sumanth - Keerthi Reddy
    Sumanth
  13. Nagarjuna - Amala

    One of the most loved star couple in Telugu are Nagarjuna & Amala Mukherjee. Amala is a Bengali-origin actress, who starred alongside each other with their first movie together being Chinna Babu. They later co-starred together in Shiva and fell in love. However, Nag & Amala love affair got in the way of his first marriage. After a shady divorce, Nagarjuna married Amala as they were deeply in love.

  14. Srikanth - Ooha

    Srikanth was cast opposite Ooha in EVV Satyanarayana’s Aame. When he first saw her, he thought she was a little fat. However, he loved her performance and proposed to her after the success of Aame. After doing Ayanagaru together, they tied the knot. Now, they are living happily ever after with three kids. Their son, Roshan, is the lead actor of romantic entertainer Nirmala Convent.

    Srikanth
  15. Rajasekhar - Jeevitha

    After acting in Talambralu, Rajasekhar & Jeevitha fell in love and became inseparable. Post-marriage, Jeevitha supported Rajasekhar by producing & directing his films. Rajasekhar has attributed the success of their marriage to Jeevitha. He has described her as a patient wife who smiles even in difficult times.

    Dr. Rajashekar